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Back from Mexico - The Good, The Bad, and the Really Ugly

Sunday, November 17, 2013

So, where to begin? We got back from Cancun on Friday night, and spent yesterday getting stuff done. While Kate was at a birthday party last night, we went to get iphones, woo hoo! I can't tell you how happy I am to dump T-Mobile (we switched to Verizon). And to dump my piece of crap, Samsung phone. I will NEVER buy another Samsung product - my first Samsung phone spontaneously died, for no reason, about six months in, and I had a Samsung camera die on me this year 11 months after I bought it.

Anyhow, the experience of switching and getting set up was great, I HIGHLY recommend Best Buy. I never had to even talk to TMobile, they did everything! Waaaaaay easier than when we went to Costco a couple years ago to upgrade from blackberries to droids.

But, I digress...you want to know about vacation!

THE GOOD. Beautiful, of course, and WONDERFUL to have an entire week of no schedule. I really value that, with how hectic our life gets! We stayed at a five-star resort, which was pretty amazing - I've never done five-star before, but boy could I get used to it. It really wasn't that expensive either, considering absolutely everything was included - the only thing we paid for were the two day trips we did.

THE BAD. I was sick the ENTIRE week. :-p Cold hit me the day before we left, and my nose was running nonstop, and I just felt generally like crap. By the time that started to pass - Wed - I started having tummy trouble. Well, intestinal. I didn't feel sick, just low energy - don't know if it was a bug or the food/water not agreeing with me, but Kate and Paul didn't have any trouble at all. I'm still having intestinal pain about once a day - hit me first thing when I woke up this morning, lovely - so who knows?!

THE REALLY UGLY. Oh lordy, I am soooooo fat. I was feeling it before I left, but I really felt it when I was there, probably because of being in swimsuits and summer clothes so much! This picture that Kate took of Paul and I just depresses me - is this the "before" picture on a diet ad or what???



Sigh...depressing. But I'm going to try to take it as motivation. I have GOT to improve my eating. And up my exercise. I really haven't been exercising, what with not feeling 100 percent, but hopefully I can start running this week again. The good thing is, the resort was so spread out that I got a ton of steps in - even on "quiet" days I was logging 7000 steps, and on several days I was over 14,000! Because of all that, I guess, I actually weighed in a pound less this morning than when I left. Which was a huge relief, I think I would have cried if I'd gained another ounce. With so much buffet eating, it was certainly a possibility, though I tried to be careful and I never went back for seconds!

So, time to get serious. I really really really really don't want to, but I hate feeling this fat. And I just get a shock every time I see a picture of myself now - when did I get so dumpy? Enough already. Quit whining and do something about it.

Anyhow, looking forward to a fairly quiet day today, other than a Girl Scout meeting this afternoon. But that should be fun, hopefully. This will be the big come-to-jesus meeting, where we lay it on the line with the girls that meetings aren't playdates and they need to start behaving. Wish me luck! ;-)

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PEWTERBUNNY 11/20/2013 2:12PM

    Cancun is so beautiful! The same thing happened to me when I went. I kinda had a cold when I got on the plane and I think that lowered my immune system enough to allow Montezuma's Revenge to hit me hard! They called in a doctor to give me some kind of shot. I have no idea what it was! Started feeling better the next day.

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MELTEAGUE 11/20/2013 1:49PM

    Sorry about you getting sick!

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FLORNH 11/17/2013 8:08PM

    Welcome home!

I will ignore the fat comment and say go with the motivation! Do you have a pic of yourself at an ideal weight that you can post in the bathroom or on your dresser, etc. to remind you of where you would like to be? That might help. Come to think of it, I might do that for myself!

I hope you are feeling better soon.

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LILMISSRED79 11/17/2013 12:41PM

    First, I'm excited for you and your new phone! I dumped my crappy Samsung/ T-Mobile for my iPhone on Verizon about a year and a half ago and I'm sooooo happy that I did! Congrats!

Second, I'm sorry that you've been so sick!!! It's no fun to be sick on vacation, but at least you got to take some time off to be with your family. Hopefully whatever it is clears out and leaves you alone soon.

Lastly... you are not fat! I will not having you talking about my friend like that! We all have to start where we are, as we are. (Besides, if you are fat then I must be a wooly mammoth beast of a woman, and I refuse to believe that about myself.) So there.

Welcome back home!

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